Sisyphus (hip hop group)
|Also known as||S / S / S|
|Genres||Alternative hip hop, trip hop, indie pop, electronic|
|Labels||Anticon, Asthmatic Kitty, Joyful Noise|
|Associated acts||Doseone, Shara Worden|
The trio released their debut EP, Beak & Claw, on Anticon in 2012. It features vocal contributions from Shara Worden and Doseone. In 2013 the trio changed their name to Sisyphus. In an interview, Stevens said, "S/S/S started to sound like the Nazi Schutzstaffel with a lisp, so we had to change it." The name is inspired in part by the art of Jim Hodges, whose work is featured on the cover of their self-titled debut full-length album, which was released on March 18, 2014. Stevens says the "gold and metallic boulders Jim made were an obvious influence on our name change"—a reference to four steel-clad boulders installed at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Sisyphus performed at opening of Hodges' retrospective at the Walker on February 14, 2014.
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- Schmelzer, Paul (May 26, 2012). "Skin and Stone: A Deeper Look at Jim Hodges' Shining Boulders". Walker Art Center.
- Lauer, Alex (February 19, 2014). "Valentine's Day with Jim Hodges and Sisyphus". Walker Seen.